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UK Master Builders Look to Energy Efficiency for Jobs Boost
UK Master Builders Look to Energy Efficiency for Jobs Boost

Wednesday 9th June 2010

THE UK’s Federation of Master Builders (FMB) have stated that energy efficiency improvements in buildings, particularly retrofits, will provide a jobs boost to the UK’s construction sector. This is the reckoning of Brian Berry, the director of external affairs at the FMB. "The new (UK) government is committed to actually encouraging a ...

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Indian State Government sets Example in Energy Saving
Indian State Government sets Example in Energy Saving

Monday 7th June 2010

THE Maharashtra government, a state government in Western India with Mumbai as its capital, has decided to set an energy efficiency example by making it mandatory for all government departments, local self-government bodies and organisation receiving government grants to use energy saving technology. Chief Secretary J P Dange, issued a communication ...

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Survey Reveals Energy Efficiency a Major Concern for Businesses
Survey Reveals Energy Efficiency a Major Concern for Businesses

Friday 4th June 2010

OVER two-thirds of companies worldwide anticipate energy prices will rise. Many believe the rise will be in double figures, these findings come from a survey of 2,882 companies conducted by the Institute for Building Efficiency, set up by Johnson Controls. The survey revealed that many business have made or are seriously ...

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Lahore Traders Reject Governments Energy Conservation Measures
Lahore Traders Reject Governments Energy Conservation Measures

Thursday 3rd June 2010

We have been reporting regularly on the energy problems in Pakistan and the enforced black-outs to conserve energy. The nationwide measures are due to a serious shortage in generating capacity in Pakistan, with the planned load-shedding being used to prevent sudden and unplanned black-outs. Amongst the measures were the closing for holiday ...

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EU-Russia to Cooperate on Energy Efficiency
EU-Russia to Cooperate on Energy Efficiency

Thursday 3rd June 2010

THE European Union-Russia summit held at Rostov-on-Don in Russia this past Monday and Tuesday had energy as an important part of the agenda. At the post-talks press-conference European Commission (EC) president Jose Manuel Barroso stated: “We have discussed cooperation in terms of energy, energy security and energy efficiency, and this is ...

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Chinese Banks to Curb Lending to High Energy Consuming Sectors
Chinese Banks to Curb Lending to High Energy Consuming Sectors

Wednesday 2nd June 2010

The central bank in China has asked Chinese banks to rein in lending to high energy consuming industries, a move which echoes the government's energy-saving measures. According to a circular issued today, by the People's Bank of China, banks must now strictly review loan applications from companies in heavy energy-consuming ...

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Pakistan Continue Power Battle
Pakistan Continue Power Battle

Tuesday 1st June 2010

ON these news feeds we have been covering the enforced closing hours by the Pakistani government on markets, retail, industry and governmental offices, all because of a shortage in generating capacity. The latest news from Lahore reveals that the Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) informed the Lahore High Court, yesterday, that ...

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British Colombia Introduce Program for Energy Efficiency
British Colombia Introduce Program for Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 1st June 2010

The utility company BC Hydro, Canada will introduce a new program to help the British Colombia (B.C.) industrial sector save electricity over the next four years – enough to meet the annual power needs of close to 20,000 homes. The Power Smart Partners Transmission program will offer incentives and rebates for ...

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U.S. & China - Mutually Beneficial Cooperation on Energy
U.S. & China - Mutually Beneficial Cooperation on Energy

Thursday 27th May 2010

ON Tuesday the U.S. and China agreed to work together on energy efficiency and clean energy supplies. As the world's largest producers and consumers of energy the United States and China, share common interests and responsibilities to ensure energy security and they face common challenges. The United States and China pledged ...

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Power Conservation and Energy Seminar in Davao City
Power Conservation and Energy Seminar in Davao City

Tuesday 25th May 2010

DAVAO City, Philippines, energy conservation officers from the Government agencies will be attending a seminar on May 26th, regarding power conservation and efficiency. The seminar will be conducted by the Philippines Department of Energy, Energy Utilization Management Bureau at the Grand Regal Hotel in Davao City. The Philippine Government is using this ...

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EU Parliament Endorses New Rules on Energy Efficiency and Labeling
EU Parliament Endorses New Rules on Energy Efficiency and Labeling

Thursday 20th May 2010

The European Parliament on Wednesday supported new rules that will increase the commitment to display energy efficiency labels of industrial appliances, household appliances and energy-saving products. "The label must also be attached to energy-consuming products for commercial and industrial use, such as cold storage rooms, display cabinets, industrial cooking appliances, vending ...

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U.S. Industry can Benefit from Energy Saving
U.S. Industry can Benefit from Energy Saving

Wednesday 19th May 2010

THE New York Times carried an interesting article in their Energy and Environment section (www.nytimes.com) The article pointed out how the American Power Bill introduced by Senators John Kerry and Liberman, reported on these pages last week, is empowering many within the U.S. industrial sector to take note and act on ...

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FM Expo Highlights Energy Efficiency for UAE
FM Expo Highlights Energy Efficiency for UAE

Wednesday 19th May 2010

THE Property and Facilities Management Conference is being held this week as part of the Facilities Management Expo at the World Trade Centre in Dubai. Due to the ever rising electricity costs and high levels of energy consumption practical ways of energy saving and related topics will be the focus of ...

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New UK Government wants to be
New UK Government wants to be "greenest government ever"

Tuesday 18th May 2010

THE new UK Prime Minister David Cameron pledged the new coalition administration to become "the greenest government ever”, at a recent meeting of the Department of Energy and Climate Change. A new government steering group will be run by Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne along with representatives from key ...

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Philippines Take Steps toward Energy Conservation
Philippines Take Steps toward Energy Conservation

Tuesday 18th May 2010

THE Philippine’s Department of Energy (DOE) will be conducting a seminar on energy conservation and energy spot checks for government agencies on May 19-20 in support of the Government Energy Management Program (GEMP). The seminar on power conservation and efficiency will discuss various energy conservation tips along with the GEMP campaign, ...

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Jakarta Needs to be Energy Efficient
Jakarta Needs to be Energy Efficient

Monday 17th May 2010

DATA from the Jakarta Industry and Energy Agency shows the Indonesian capital needs at least 4,600 megawatts of electricity, which is currently supplied by power plants in Muara Karang and Tanjung Priok in North Jakarta. A major problem is that both plants have a total maximum capacity of 2,000 megawatts, ...

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IPEEC Aim for Global Energy Saving Policies
IPEEC Aim for Global Energy Saving Policies

Friday 14th May 2010

THIS week saw the first Policy Committee meeting of the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) to promote global collaboration on energy-saving programs and policies. The meeting involved leaders from 15 countries and the European Commission U.S, Assistant Secretary of the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable ...

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Medvedev Orders Energy Saving Audit for Russia
Medvedev Orders Energy Saving Audit for Russia

Friday 14th May 2010

ENERGY efficiency is a challenge for every country but probably none more so than Russia – the country covers over 6.5 million square miles and spans 11 times zones! The governmental system, which as we all know went through a major upheaval just a few years ago, consists of 83 regions ...

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New Efficiency Code for Oregon
New Efficiency Code for Oregon

Wednesday 12th May 2010

ACCORDING to officials in the Department of Consumer and Business Services, a new energy code has been adopted in Oregon, USA that aims to reduce energy usage in new commercial buildings by 15%.  The Energy Efficiency Specialty Code comes into effect July 1 and focuses several areas for new construction, such ...

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Chile's Energy Demand Dented by Energy Efficiency
Chile's Energy Demand Dented by Energy Efficiency

Wednesday 12th May 2010

CHILEAN ministry officials have announced energy efficiency measures that could cover 20% of Chile's projected demand growth by 2020. "If Chile meets its growth targets, we will need to double the amount of energy generated," the spokesperson said from Washington, DC. "If all goes well, energy efficiency should cover for 20% ...

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India's Power Minister Calls for Vigorous and Focused Awareness on Energy
India's Power Minister Calls for Vigorous and Focused Awareness on Energy

Thursday 6th May 2010

INDIA'S Union Power Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde today stressed the need for a vigorous and focussed national awareness campaign to improve energy efficiency. Inaugurating a National Seminar on Energy Efficiency and Conservation in New Delhi, he said the reason for the seminar was to engage all stakeholders and seek their inputs ...

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Survey Reveals US Offices Need to do more in Energy Efficiency
Survey Reveals US Offices Need to do more in Energy Efficiency

Thursday 6th May 2010

ACCORDING to a survey by IBM, US offices could do more to improve their energy efficiency and create a ‘greener’ work environment. “As automobiles, transportation systems, electrical grids and other modern systems are achieving greater efficiency, many office buildings remain rooted in the past,” says Rich Lechner, vice president for ...

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Nigeria needs to become Energy Efficient
Nigeria needs to become Energy Efficient

Tuesday 4th May 2010

The Director-General of Energy Commission of Nigeria, Professor Abubakar Sambo, has emphasised the need for energy efficiency and conservation in the country. Professor Sambo highlighted this need at the official commissioning and the foundation laying ceremony of the National Centre for Energy Efficiency and Conservation in Lagos. Sambo reveled to his ...

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Energy is a Concern for most European Regions
Energy is a Concern for most European Regions

Friday 30th April 2010

A survey of European regions has revealed that 92 per cent rate energy as one their top concerns for the future. A poll of 67 European regions conducted by the Association of European Regions (AER), also reports that 77 per cent of the regions have developed sustainable energy plans and processes. The ...

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Pakistan Battle Power Shortage
Pakistan Battle Power Shortage

Wednesday 28th April 2010

PAKISTAN is battling a chronic power crisis and has announced measures to combat the problem, and like recent actions in Venezuela some draconian measures. Addressing a press conference following a three-day energy conference that deliberated on the severe power shortage crisis Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani announced measures ...

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